Simple turbo pump controller

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Alan Harding
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Re: Simple turbo pump controller

Post by Alan Harding » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:49 pm

I am a newbie on the Fusor Forum so hopefully this is a relevant posting for this thread.

I have been given an Alcatel MDP 5010 turbo pump but I do not have a controller for it. This thread about controllers is quite old now and it appears that details about the simple controller posted earlier are no longer accessible.

The Alcatel MDP 5010 has, I believe a single phase motor with a single (not centre tapped) winding and a Hall effect sensor to provide phase timing to allow the pump to start and run.

Does anyone still have details of a suitable homebuilt controller? The full rotational speed of the pump is 27kRPM and the operating voltage is 40V. I understand that the original controller CFV10 also had current sensing to prevent the MDP running whilst overloaded.

I have the manual for the pump and controller which has the schematic, I could possibly recreate a controller from this but if a more simple method of achieving the same result exists then I would be very happy.

Thanks

Alan

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Re: Simple turbo pump controller

Post by Alexi » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:28 am

Here is this thread with pictures ftom the WayBack Machine:

http://web.archive.org/web/201501032031 ... =10&t=4036

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Re: Simple turbo pump controller

Post by Alan Harding » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks Alexi

That's perfect, thanks so much for helping with this. Hopefully I can finally get the pump to spin (with care).

Alan

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Re: Simple turbo pump controller

Post by Rex Allers » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:31 am

Hello Alan,
As a new member, I think you missed this...

The Rules: #2
New members are required to introduce themselves in the "Please Introduce Yourself" forum prior to posting elsewhere on the site.

Please make that post.
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Re: Simple turbo pump controller

Post by Alan Harding » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:20 am

Apologies Rex

The rules are clear.

I got a bit carried away with my posting regarding the controller, I have now completed an "Introduce Yourself" posting.

Alan

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